Four coronavirus-related deaths were reported by state health officials Tuesday, along with 181 new cases. So far 74 Hawaii residents with COVID-19 have died, about half of them in August.

One of the deaths reported Tuesday was on Hawaii Island and the rest were on Oahu.

Five of the COVID-19 diagnoses were made on Maui, 157 on Oahu and 19 on Hawaii island.

Another 25 Hawaii residents have been diagnosed outside of the islands and one has died.

Almost 6,000 people in Hawaii have active infections. As of Monday, nearly 300 people were hospitalized for COVID-19 related issues, according to Lt. Gov. Josh Green.

The Texas-based company operating Hawaii’s surge testing effort has not provided results to the state Department of Health since Aug. 30, a spokesman said in an email Tuesday.

The testing program will run through mid-September. Specimens are collected at testing drives across Oahu and sent to California for processing.  As of Tuesday, 62 out of 7,184 test results received from Hawaii were positive — a less than 1% positivity rate — according to Mia Heck, a spokesperson with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Nearly 50,000 people have registered for a testing appointment since the program began last Wednesday. Anyone can get tested regardless of whether they have symptoms.

The H-3 freeway on Oahu was shut down Tuesday to facilitate mass testing for COVID-19. Traffic will be closed in both directions from 7:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday and testing stations will be set up inside the Harano Tunnel, Hawaii News Now reports.

For more information, check the Hawaii Department of Health COVID-19 site and the Hawaii Data Collaborative COVID-19 Tracking site.

Cases, Deaths And COVID-19 Testing In Hawaii

8,653
COVID-19 Cases
74
Deaths
268,461
Tests Administered

Hawaii COVID-19 Cases By County

Daily New COVID-19 Cases

Number Of Confirmed COVID–19 Cases In U.S.

COVID-19 Cases Worldwide

Want more information on COVID-19 in Hawaii? You can read all of Civil Beat’s coronavirus coverage, find answers to frequently asked questions or sign up for email newsletter updates — all for free. And check out pictures of how community groups and volunteers have been helping out in our Community Scrapbook.

Before you go

Civil Beat is a small nonprofit newsroom that provides free content with no paywall. That means readership growth alone can’t sustain our journalism.
 
The truth is that less than 1% of our monthly readers are financial supporters. To remain a viable business model for local news, we need a higher percentage of readers-turned-donors.
 
Will you consider becoming a new donor today?